Art in the Gallery

The Gallery at our Corte Madera store features quarterly art shows by local, national, and international artists. Stop by and check out this fantastic work! If you would like to inquire about submitting your work for exhibition, or if you would like to rent our Gallery for your event or reception, please contact Gallery Coordinator Allison Bainbridge at
On Display in the Gallery:

Tom Killion - Woodcut Prints


We are thrilled to have Tom Killion as our artist-in-residence in the Gallery at Book Passage. Tom Killion was born and raised in Mill Valley, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. The rugged scenery of Marin County and Northern California inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints using linoleum and wood, strongly influenced by the traditional Japanese Ukiyo-ë style of Hokusai and Hiroshige. After traveling extensively in Europe and Africa, Killion returned to Santa Cruz in 1977 and founded his own Quail Press. He produced his large-format "The Coast of California" in 1979. During the early 1980s, Tom divided his time between history research in Europe and Africa, and the development of his multi-color woodcut prints.

In 1995, Tom returned to California and taught in the Humanities Department at San Francisco State University while he worked on a new hand-printed, large-format book, "The High Sierra of California" in collaboration with Pulitzer prize-winning poet Gary Snyder. The new book received a number of awards. In 2008 Tom and Gary published a second collaboration, "Tamalpais Walking," again with Heyday Books of Berkeley. Their newest collaboration is California's Wild Edge. Tom's studio is located on Inverness Ridge near Point Reyes, California.